A 25-year-old member asked:
how do i know if i have mitral valve prolapse?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Stern answered
45 years experience Cardiology
Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell by hearing a mid systolic click and late systolic murmur with his stethoscope and then an echocardiogram can confirm the diagnosis.
Answered on Nov 17, 2017
Dr. John Garner answered
15 years experience Cardiology
Someone tells you: Very rarely do people know they have this on their own. It can occasionally be associated with racing or skipped heart beats, but that's nonspecific. A doctor may order an ultrasound of your heart to show this clearly. Listening with a stethoscope can provide clues, but few doctors can tell prolapse clearly from other diagnoses based on that alone.
Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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